Elephant interaction an Elephant Experience For Life.

African Timeout

At The Elephant Sanctuary, you will be hosted in small groups, by an experienced guide who will take you through an educationally-oriented elephant experience. Your guide will impart a wealth of knowledge to you about elephants in general, as well as afford you the privilege of getting to know our elephants personally. Mosadi Maroela, Khumba, Thandi and Jabu are female elephants between the ages of 5 and 8 years old. The largest, Mosadi, is approximately 1,9 meters at the shoulder, and at this stage, we are able to look at the elephants in their faces. Each elephant's character and personality is unique and very special, and you will find yourself forming relationships and bonding with them in a very short time. Elephant Riding

Your program , conducted on foot, is a full one, and guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing and flat, closed walking shoes ... and definitely bring a camera. You will move around quite a bit, but not great distances, and during this time, will experience the elephants walking very close to you within a forest area; you will observe from a tree house deck, the elephants at play; you will be able to touch and feed and interact with them; and you will break away to an exquisite mountain/waterfall area. Your Elephant experience is one you will cherish and remember forever.

On completion of lunch at the Elephant Sanctuary we move over to Bushbabies Monkey sanctuary
The Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary is a privately owned, non-subsidised sanctuary, covering approximately 7 ha, situated alongside the elephant sanctuary in one of the many kloofs of the Magaliesberg mountain range.

Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort, North West Province is one of only eight free-release primate sanctuaries globally. Our primates are received on the basis of public donations, and supported by funding generated by our guided tours and sales of our curios.

Primates, such as our squirrel, spider and capuchin monkeys, are given a new lease on life at Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary. Previously raised as household pets, or bred for the pet trade, our monkeys are introduced to a wild world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural and environment as possible. Our goal is to give them the opportunity to live as they would in the wild.

Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary recognizes the importance of community education. Not only are our tours highly informative, but we strive to create awareness toward the benefit of releasing primates into sanctuaries such as our own. Guests leave our tours with the understanding that monkeys do not make good pets, and that they are better suited to a natural, free-living environment.

Actual tour is about an Hour in duration and approximately 3km is walked on elevated walkways were the primates are spotted in their natural environment
Casual walking shoes are preferable

Duration Total Distance Departure Times Notes
9hrs 130km Dep 08:00 Elephant riding is extra
Lunch included.

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